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Obit: American Arab journalism, history titan Joseph Haiek dies

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Obit: American Arab journalism, history titan Joseph Haiek dies

Obit: American Arab journalism, history titan Joseph Haiek dies Joseph Haiek was a journalism and history titan in the American Arab community who spent his life documenting the story of the Arab community in this country. It was a huge task considering that many of the pages were blank and that so few Arabs in…

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Remembering two iconic champions of Palestinian rights

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Remembering two iconic champions of Palestinian rights

Remembering two iconic champions of Palestinian rights M. Cherif Bassiouni recently passed away, ending a life of struggle against justice including for the rights of Palestinians. Bassiouni was one of two great icons who mentored me into activism for Palestinian rights when I was younger. What they once represented is often difficult to find in…

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American Arabs mourn passing of author Jack Shaheen

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American Arabs mourn passing of author Jack Shaheen

American Arabs mourn passing of author Jack Shaheen A  former consultant on Middle East Affairs for CBS Network News, Jack G. Shaheen was an accomplished professor of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University who helped shatter stereotypes against Arabs, Muslims and other ethnic groups by exposing the biases of Hollywood and the American media. By…

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A tribute to my friend David J. Steiner

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A tribute to my friend David J. Steiner

A tribute to my friend David J. Steiner Many people do not know someone like David Steiner, who spent much of his life as an activist for peace. A Jew, Steiner reached out to Palestinians and Arabs to build bonds that would help overcome the divide that angrily keeps the two peoples apart Published in the…

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Skimming through the Obits and life

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Skimming through the Obits and life

Skimming through the Obits and life The obituary section of the old more informed newspaper era was an obsession with my father back in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, the newspapers are anorexic but the Obit section is still growing strong. And, I understand why my father paid attention to it so much now that I…

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Pioneering Middle East Magazine publisher dies

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Pioneering Middle East Magazine publisher dies

Pioneering Middle East Magazine publisher dies One of the most influential journalists who contributed enormously to the understanding of the true facts and issues of the Middle East and the Palestine conflict, passed away this week. Ambassador Andrew Ivy Killgore, a veteran American diplomat moved by the injustices he witnessed to publish the Washington Report on…

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